Virginia Vasconi and Jaimes Friedgen, Feb. 2-5, 2024

We are so privileged to announce a new collaboration with Virginia Vasconi and Jaimes Friedgen. They both bring a wealth of experience to this relatively new partnership and it is exciting to see. They will bring their flowing, powerful tango and remarkable range and versatility to Ottawa this winter, and this is an event you should not miss!

Check out these videos of them in action here, here, and here.


To ensure the best experience for all participants:

  • all classes will be role-balanced
  • level designations (all level, intermediate, advanced) will be imposed
  • class sizes will be limited

Please use this form to register for classes. You will receive payment info after you’ve registered.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us via email.


Virginia and Jaimes will be available for private lessons. To enquire about pricing and availability, please indicate your interest on the registration form.


Friday, February 2

AfternoonPrivate lessons availablePlease indicate your interest on the registration form.
6:15 PMDoors Open at 61 Main Street
6:30 – 8:45 PMWS 1: “The Hard-Core Salon Training” (All levels)A deep exploration of Salon Back Ochos, complete with paradas, barridas and pasadas. In-depth technique and structural possibilities for an essential movement.

Saturday, Feburary 3

All events will take place at Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Avenue N.

1:15 PMDoors Open
1:30 – 2:45 PMWS 2: “Unexpected Changes of Direction in Circular Movements” (Int-adv)For a more dynamic, creative dance, explore new directional possibilities.
3:00 – 4:15 PMWS 3: “Communication and Taking Space” (Int-adv)Advanced sacada technique and possibilities.
7:30 – 11:30 PMMilonga La CapitalDJ Bruno will provide the music. Virginia and Jaimes will perform around 9:45 PM. Please note there is no pre-milonga class with Virginia and Jaimes.

Sunday, February 4

All events will take place at 61 Main Street.

2:00 PMDoors Open
2:15 – 3:30 PMWS 4: “The Milonguero Groove” (Beginner, but all levels will benefit from this one)One of the most useful sequences you will learn that provides small-space possibilities and musicality.
3:45 – 5:00 PMWS 5:  “Cincos (Fives)” (Intermediate)Exhilarating, circular movements using musical runs of five. 
5:15 – 6:30 PMWS 6:  “Turns with Sacadas in Vals” (Int-adv)Highlighting the powerful and hypnotic rhythm of Vals with sacadas and turns.

Monday, February 5

MorningPrivate lessons availablePlease indicate your interest on the registration form.
Afternoon/eveningPrivate lessons availablePlease indicate your interest on the registration form.


A la carte

WS 1 (2 hours, 15 mins)$65
If you add WS 1 to another workshop$60
WS 2, WS 3, WS 4, WS 5, or WS 6 (1 hour, 15 mins)$47
Milonga La Capital, for those who have registered for workshops$20


The Whole Shebang (All workshops. Subject to availability.)$255
Int/Adv Track (WS 2, WS 3, WS 6) $125
Sunday Track (WS 4, WS 5, WS 6) $125
Any two classes, except for WS 1 $85


Virginia Vasconi captivates with her versatile, powerful, elegant, and deeply personal style of tango. She approaches dance and teaching in a comprehensive way, drawing on a lifetime of training in classical, jazz, and contemporary dances, as well as yoga. She is a former member of Dana Frígoli’s DNI School of Tango. From 2015 to 2020, she danced and taught with the legendary Julio Balmaceda. She is an official juror for the Mundial (World Tango Championships). Learn more about Virgina at

Jaimes Friedgen is one of the most accomplished and influential Tango teachers in the United States. Starting Tango as a teenager in the mid-Nineties, Friedgen studied with many extraordinary dancers and teachers, some of whom are no longer with us. No matter the level, from absolute beginner to professional, Friedgen has a knack for finding the most useful challenges to improve one’s Tango. Read more about his work at and